Blazing hot Phillies top prospect continues slamming his way through Single-A

No. 2 prospect Aidan Miller added another accomplishment this season, mashing his first professional grand slam.
Philadelphia Phillies No. 2 prospect Aidan Miller
Philadelphia Phillies No. 2 prospect Aidan Miller / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to prospects, sometimes they can be a hit or miss, depending on how they end up developing. But for top prospects, more likely than not they will be expected to have some type of impact at the MLB level.

The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have a top prospect who's perhaps ahead of schedule. That player is their top positional prospect Aidan Miller.

After being selected by Philadelphia with their first pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, Miller has already risen to the No. 2 prospect in the Phillies system and No. 48 overall, according to MLB Pipeline. He has followed up his brief 20-game cameo last season in the minors with a blazing start to 2024 with the Phillies’ Single-A affiliate Clearwater Threshers.

Blazing hot Phillies top prospect continues slamming his way through Single-A

Last Wednesday, Miller put an exclamation mark on his breakout season with a mammoth 106.9 mph rocket for the first grand slam of his professional baseball career. It was truly a sight to behold for the young 19-year-old.

On the season, Miller has a stellar .304 batting average, along with a .972 OPS, 26 runs scored, five home runs and 25 RBI in just 33 games played. His .972 OPS actually leads all hitters in the Florida State League. In addition, he has also shown off his wheels, going 10-for-11 in stolen base opportunities. He has also displayed strong plate discipline, walking 25 times to go along with just 32 strikeouts.

If Miller keeps doing what he has been, he could soon be on the fast track through the Phillies’ minor league system and eventually reach the big leagues sooner than expected. There hasn’t been as much excitement for a Phillies positional prospect since the days of Chase Utley almost two decades ago. If Miller turns out to be anything close to what Utley provided the organization back then, Philadelphia definitely has a true winner in their hands.